Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Super injuctions

It's sad that misuse of super injunctions by multi-national corporation Trafigura, implicated in poisoning fishing grounds and people in Ivory Coast(1), passes almost unnoticed, but a footballer shagging around brings the whole concept crashing down(2). It's a victory for worthless freedom of speech.

The likes of Trafigura won't need to worry too much, people obviously won't be interested in their wrong doing even when it can be reported.
1 - "How UK oil company Trafigura tried to cover up African pollution disaster," by David Leigh. Published in The Guardian, 16th of September, 2009. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/16/trafigura-african-pollution-disaster)
2 - "Ryan Giggs named by MP over injunction," by Patrick Wintour and Dan Sabbagh. Published in The guardian, 23rd of May, 2011. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/may/23/ryan-giggs-mp-injunction)

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